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London | The Tweed Run

Jan 27th, 2009 | Categories: Bicycles, England, Savile Row, Style | by Michael Williams

What could be better than a big boozie group ride all cloaked in tweed? Leave it to the Brits to have all the fun. This past Saturday a group of fixed gear riders rode from H Huntsman & Sons at 11 Savile Row to the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Some of action below. (Thanks to Lark About & H. Hovey for the tip)









Tweed Run

Comments: 37

37 Comments to “London | The Tweed Run”

  1. xcubbies
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 8:28 AM

    What, no tweed helmets?

  2. Chris
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 8:41 AM

    makes me very proud

  3. Seth
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 9:22 AM


    I think these Herringbone offerings should fit the bill quite nicely.


  4. D
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 9:44 AM

    Handsome men in tweed riding fixed gears…it’s a dream come true. I wish the hipster bike messengers here in Boston would dress like this from time to time.

  5. james fox
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 9:53 AM

    i found the perfect bag for these guys yesterday,

  6. Sam Jacobs
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 10:19 AM

    I’m leaving next Wednesday night for the UK. I guess I should pack my tweed…

  7. Courtney
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 10:31 AM

    my heart just stopped looking at just a fine group of riders! and I want to be friends with the biker who travels with his Jack.

  8. JP
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 10:38 AM

    I love it.

  9. arkansas luvs london mustaches
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 11:03 AM

    Dear ACL,

    Please give Jack Daniels mustache in pic 8 my phone number and home address.

    Many thanks,

  10. sam
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 11:34 AM

    Am I the only one hoping there were a big scrum of Casuals around the corner?

  11. Thom
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 12:09 PM

    A tweed suit and a bicycle is all you need to be happy.

  12. girl
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 1:16 PM


    Any idea where one might be able to get a bicycle with that large of a basket? Would Landmark Vintage in the East Village carry one?

    Oh the possibilities…

  13. Mary Jo
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 1:28 PM

    Love this! Not so crazy about knee-socks on men, but they have me at the gloves…

  14. victoria thorne
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 1:31 PM

    very continuous, very hovey, very very good

  15. Natsumi
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 1:34 PM

    This is my dream bike to ride in good english tweed.

  16. Michael
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 3:50 PM

    Jack Daniel’s? Jameson please.

  17. Theodore Williams
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 5:23 PM

    Three cheers for Tour De Ville!

    sam, i’m guessing you’re American?

  18. Matt S
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 7:12 PM

    It was a jolly good show all round. And the cuppa at Tour de Ville was most welcome.

  19. Veronika
    on Jan 27th, 2009
    @ 11:45 PM

    Thank you Kind Edward VIII for bringing tweed from the country to the city!

  20. Hobo Ken
    on Jan 28th, 2009
    @ 12:17 AM

    Divs !

  21. Skully
    on Jan 28th, 2009
    @ 7:49 AM

    Takes one to know one.

  22. Cyclo
    on Jan 28th, 2009
    @ 9:02 AM

    Makes you proud to be British….sort of. I can’t wholeheartedly recommend fixed gear bicycles, at least not if you live anywhere in the vicinity of a hill or god forbid, hills. Yes, I am aware that Desgrange thought gearing on bicycles suitable only for old women and invalids but Ol’ Henry never actually rode a bike much. He spent most of his time leaning out the side of his motor car shouting at the Bros. Pelissiers et al to get a move on and stop shilly shallying. ” Be a man! suffer!” He was fond of saying and by gad that’s exactly what you will do if you take to riding fixed over anything other than the shortest, slightest incline. Those big ratios will ruin your knees.
    Nice tweeds. Some from here….

  23. Sam Jacobs
    on Jan 28th, 2009
    @ 11:30 AM

    Theodore Williams – if you meant me (Sam) and not the other Sam, then yes, I am American. I can’t answer for the other Sam.

  24. Bean
    on Jan 29th, 2009
    @ 12:26 AM

    Michael: You mean Maker’s, please.

  25. Spencer
    on Jan 29th, 2009
    @ 12:41 AM

    Puh-huh-huh-lease. Booker’s, or Knob Creek, or Blantons, thankyouverymuch.

    Or, if you’re on the other side of the Atlantic, Jack Daniels. Mainly because it seems to be the closest thing to good bourbon they serve. I say this based on an extremely limited and unscientific sampling.

    Bourbon and bicycles, a fine combo. Add to that tweed, because it looks pretty sharp.

  26. shuber
    on Jan 30th, 2009
    @ 11:52 AM

    One word: sexy.

  27. Matt Fox
    on Jan 30th, 2009
    @ 5:35 PM


  28. jenel
    on Jan 30th, 2009
    @ 7:32 PM

    ooooooh! (british) men, (in their) tweeds and (esp. on their) bikes… Luv it!!

    Still in the hunt for that perfect broken-in leather messenger bag thou..:(

  29. Josh
    on Jan 31st, 2009
    @ 2:21 PM

    Oh dear.

  30. MILANO FIXED Archive » calzature speciali
    on Feb 2nd, 2009
    @ 7:16 AM

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  31. Michelle
    on Feb 3rd, 2009
    @ 6:13 AM

    How cool is this, and how did I miss it! Tweed on bikes is a great mix and one that really should become law.

    Maybe I’ll stand as an Independent for the Tweed party in the next election…

  32. Arthur Scargill
    on Feb 3rd, 2009
    @ 3:01 PM

    What a group of twats.
    Cycle through North Manchester you bunch of buffoons.

    (what is the collective name for a group of twats -a Twatteria?)

  33. pink bike rider
    on Mar 1st, 2009
    @ 7:47 PM

    Where can I get the wicker hamper that straps to the front of your bike…a wee smaller than a steamer trunk, but not by much. Can girls join?

  34. A Vigorous Linkfest « Slightly Perturbed
    on Apr 8th, 2009
    @ 4:50 AM

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  35. Peter
    on May 15th, 2009
    @ 4:24 AM

    Wonderful !! Looks to be great fun.
    Sadly enough, I know of no such event over here in Germany . Looking always for a nice opportunity to wear my good Norfolk jacket .
    Carry on lads ! and ladies , of course.

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    on Nov 16th, 2009
    @ 12:23 PM

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    on Jan 30th, 2010
    @ 4:41 PM

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